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Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert: New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Prohibits Price Gouging

You’ve likely heard about people hoarding pallets of hand sanitizer or toilet paper during the past few weeks due to concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In fact, authorities in Tennessee recently investigated a man who stock-piled 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and was suspected of “price gouging,” or unreasonably inflating the cost of a scarce and necessary product during this time of crisis due to the coronavirus.» Read More

Jan 10, 2018

Some Thoughts on Preventing and Defeating Consumer Class Actions

Consumer class actions can result when multiple plaintiffs have the same claims that are supported by common facts, and the Court determines that the multiple claims can easily and fairly be managed in one litigation.  Plaintiffs’ lawyers strive to find viable class actions, because they can leverage the aggregated claims into a larger risk for the defendant, seek high counsel fee awards, and try to force an early settlement. » Read More